Euston Circus is the junction of Euston Road, Tottenham Court Road and Hampstead Road. The area is dominated by road traffic, including cyclists. This poses a challenge to the large numbers of pedestrians using the area.
The latest design - drawn up with help from Camden council, Design for London, British Land and local stakeholders - has added better facilities for cyclists and people travelling by bus to and from University College London Hospital (UCLH) to the plan for a simplified junction layout.
We changed the current proposal from earlier versions following a consultation in spring 2012 and as a result of our Better Junctions programme.
The updated design includes:
The junction has also been designed so that it can be easily adapted to allow the creation of a contraflow bus lane along Tottenham Court Road, should Camden Council adopt this proposal.
New Legible London signs will be installed in the area, helping pedestrians take the quickest route to nearby attractions or shops.
Euston Circus consultation report
Now that we have the final design, we have put together a works programme to help users plan their journeys. Where possible, temporary signs will be installed to identify routes that will help users navigate the junction while the works are being carried out.
We will work closely with stakeholders to minimise disruption.
We intend to complete all the works at the junction by spring 2014.
Euston Circus redevelopment is part of the Better Streets initiative, which is itself part of the Mayor's Great Outdoors programme.
The programme will invest £355m in more than 80 improvement projects. We have contributed to the fund along with the Greater London Authority, London's boroughs and other sources.